Re: Mac 7200 (PPC) sees Promise controller.. BUT NO DRIVES
On Fri, 2003-04-11 at 17:54, Jessica Blank wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > On Fri, 2003-04-11 at 17:48, Jessica Blank wrote:
> > > These messages weren't FROM the boot. I already tried compiling the
> > > ide-disk and ide-mod modules into the kernel... they did not work. So,
> > > getting sick and tired of rebooting the machine around 50 times, I decided
> > > to compile them as modules, so I could quickly work on them, insmod them
> > > and rmmod them.
> > IDE as module is known brain dead. Compile them on in the kernel and
> > send me the whole dmesg output with the ide-disk compile in.
> Gyaah. Round and round and round we go... ^_^;;;
> Oh, another thing that pisses me off about 2.4.20.. WHERE THE HELL DID
> THEY PUT HFS SUPPORT!?!??! I cannot find the HFS option ANYWHERE under
> Filesystems. I CAN find it on 2.2.25... what's wrong with this picture!? I
> KNOW the driver is in there; I see hfs.c... but I don't see the config
Hrm... It seem to be here... You may need CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL
> Ben, hopefully your patch will fix this annoyance. I'm sure it will, no?
> > > > > This is very frustrating.
> > > > >
> > > > > And yes, I have already checked the connections to the disk. They are
> > > > > fine. :)
> > > >
> > > > Can you send me the complete dmesg log along with the version of the
> > > > kernel you are using ?
> > > >
> > >
> > > 2.4.20 and... the dmesg is attached. Also, below (in case y'all wanna read
> > > it inline). NOTE: Again, I compiled ide-mod and ide-disk AS MODULES after
> > > getting SICK AND TIRED OF REBOOTING since compiling them into the kernel
> > > itself didn't work either... at the end of this log, you can see the
> > > output generated by me insmodding ide-mod and then ide-disk, twice. As you
> > > can see, ide-mod seems to see the controller (it's a Promise Ultra
> > > DMA/33) but no disks, and ide-disk doesn't seem to do anything useful at
> > > all...
> > Can you try my patches ? (2.4.20-ben10 patch available on kernel.org)
> > and send me a log with those ?
> Certainly! I'd love to. What directory izzit? Can you provide a full URL?
pub/linux/kernel/people/benh, then get the -ben10 patch against 2.4.20
> I remember you; I used your kernel on my G4 Cube way back when. You rule.
Heh, well, I'm the maintainer for the PowerMac support, so there are
great chances my kernels work better than standard ones on those
machines ;) Though I'm trying to sync regulary with the official